Electronic games - PixelHunt with Arduino

Joachim Haagen Skeie (Haagen Software AS)
Haakon Walseng (Kodegenet AS)

Half-day workshop - in English

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Are you interested in electronics and how it can be used to make fun and useful projects? Then this workshop is for you!


During the last year, I have ran a code club in my local community, where we have had tons of fun with Arduino and electronics. In 2015 we will move beyond the basics and develop a game using Arduino, buttons, potentiometers, a wicked cool LED matrix, Piezo speakers and more. I've purchased 16 complete kits for the code club, which will we get to borrow for the occation :) 

I held a Raspberry Pi workshop at Booster in 2012, which was very well received by the attendees. This is the logical next step :) 

During the workshop we will develop the game PixelHunt, where we will learn how to use buttons and joysticks to control the 8x8 RGB LED panel, which will work as the display for the game. 

In advance, the attendees needs to install the Arduino IDE (version 1.0.x), as well as the NeoPixel library from Adafruit. 

We will start with the basics around Arduon, microcontrollers and how these can be programmed before we hook up the LED panel. Whene everything is ready, we will start programming simple animations on the panel. Once we have control of all the lightbulbs, we can start developing PixelHunt. 

The video below, shows the game we will be developing during the workshop. 

Primarily for: Developers, Architects

Participant requirements: Laptop and a good mood :)